Class Actions

Class<br />Actions


Strength in numbers

A class action allows one person or an organization to take legal action on behalf of a group of people that find themselves in a similar situation with regards to a corporation or even an industry. This approach is appropriate, among others, in the event of multiple small sums being claimed from a large retailer or a financial institution, or for larger individual claims that involve highly technical questions and costly expertise against a manufacturer. By acting as a group within a class action process, individuals can initiate and pursue legal proceedings that would be literally impossible to assume individually. Our firm is a pioneer in the Canadian field of plaintiff’s class action. Sylvestre Painchaud et associés have represented groups of citizens in over one hundred class actions.

Most Viewed Class Actions

Class Action Against Optimum (Shoppers Drug Mart) in Relation to the Optimum Fidelity Program Unilateral Changes

In July 2010, Pharmaprix (Shoppers Drug Mart) unilateraly modified the Optimum fidelity program, thus reducing the exchange value of already accumulated Optimum points. This class actions aims at cancelling the modifications to the Program and compensating consumers for the incurred losses following this unilateral change. Two other modifications made to the Program in 2008 and 2009 are also added to the class action.

Class action against the Société des loteries du Québec (Loto-Québec)

Plaintiff Option consommateurs alleges that Loto-Québec engaged in false or misleading advertising and omitted to inform consumers of material facts concerning Slingo.

Biomet Class Action (metal on metal hip prosthesis)

Biomet Class Action (metal on metal hip prosthesis).

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